Eric attended University of Maine/Orono and received his B.S. in Wildlife Management graduating in 1988. While at University of Maine/Orono he was a member of the Xi Sigma Pi Honor Society. Eric spent two summers during college at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge as an SCA volunteer and as the YCC Coordinator. Eric also attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland during his junior year abroad. Eric then attended Virginia Tech and received an M.S. in Wildlife Science graduating in 1991. Eric was employed for two years as a wildlife biologist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. reviewing natural gas pipeline projects west of the Mississippi River. Eric then gained employment with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) in 1994. Eric has been with the Service at the New Jersey Field Office for 20 years serving in federal activities and private lands restoration. Eric was the Private Lands Coordinator with the New Jersey Field Office for 16 years working on habitat restoration projects throughout the State. Eric’s expertise is in on-the-ground, low-cost habitat restoration projects and invasive species control. Eric is currently the Field Office Supervisor at New Jersey Field Office and has served in this position since 2013. Eric is a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society.